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WindRiver is the perfect choice for your special event or wedding and reception. Let our team of event professionals help you to create the event of your dreams and provide you with the hands-on expertise that makes every event run smoothly. The best event is one that you don’t have to worry about, and we work hard to make sure this happens. You should get to enjoy your event and we go above and beyond to make sure that you can.

Our Team

Joe Ayres

Joe Ayres

Joe Ayres is the owner and developer of WindRiver and his family ties to East Tennessee go back generations. His great-grandfather, Dr. Brown Ayres, settled in the area in the late 1800’s and served as the 12th president of the University of Tennessee. 
The Ayres family has been a substantial benefactor to the local community for years. Joe Ayres is also the CEO of Cumberland Securities, specializing in financial advisory and investment banking for local governments. The sound leadership and guidance of the Ayres family has made WindRiver a debt-free community.

Danyelle McGrath

Danyelle McGrath

Danyelle has been WindRiver's Director of Events since 2016. She accepted a group sales position in 2006, at which time she never imagined she would be planning weddings 10 years later. Since then, she has successfully constructed 3 wedding departments at various companies in addition to having hundreds of blissfully happy Brides! With over 10 years of experience in the Event Planning industry, the last 8 of which she has focused primarily on weddings. She strives to provide a stress-free experience for each Bride and prides herself in making sure every detail is just as they have imagined it. "Not many people can say they wake-up and enjoy going to work, but I truly do, I love seeing what each day holds! My biggest piece of advice is that the day goes by fast, so enjoy every minute of it and don't stress!"

Contact Info


350 Lighthouse Pointe Dr. 
Lenoir City, TN 37772

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